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Good morning, another rainy windy day in Cape Town
Once again thank you for all your votes and comments and a special thanks to Kathryn for her UA, I was chuffed.

This female cheetah was slowly making her way back after eating. (Early morning, the sun was just rising) We followed her awhile and then she headed into thick bush. She has 2 week old cubs which we weren't allowed to see as it compromises their hiding place and would therefore attract attention as they are very vulnerable to other predators at that age.

I will upload a V2 just for interest of her lying down, you can clearly see she is feeding and has had a meal.
You may have to view V2 as a smaller image as its a big file....uncropped as we were right next to her

Have a great day, I am chilling todayGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Aug 2013 - 4:38 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cheetah female
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:28 Aug 2013 - 6:09 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:12 AM

I can only see V1 at the moment, will come back later for V2. Wonderful shot with the light brightening her left eye and the lovely light pattern in the background.

Got V2 now though I can only see all of it when viewed as normal rather than large. That distended tummy says it all.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 28 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM
S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM

Stunning wild life work both images look equally beautiful.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

Another WOW from me Colleen, 2 super shots. V1 has such gorgeous light and the Cheetah's pose is great as well.

Andy

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Aug 2013 - 6:40 AM

Good morning Colleen !! Cold and windy but no rain yet Smile I really like these two images - especially V2 !! Great photos !!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:40 AM

Two more superb captures, Colleen, she has a busy time ahead of her to feed and care for her two little 'uns. Carol

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:02 AM

I want to be there with her Colleen
a special favourite of mine Cheetah's
you certainly captured her so beautifully with the backward look
like them both
Lillian

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

wonderful colour and light colleen super detail a belter nice one Wink
andy

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:19 AM

She's beautiful and what a lovely expression.SmileSmile

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1639 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

Great images, V1 is particularly superb with excellent stance and composition.
Nigel

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:41 AM

Beautiful captures, Colleen!
George

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104001 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:45 AM

amazing to get so close and her to be so trusting GrinGrin

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2155 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:13 AM

Two lovely imagesSmile
NettaSmile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:29 AM

really lovely to see
Those legs really are long!

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 9:03 AM

Love the over the shoulder look as if the cat is saying "Stop following me"..............GrinGrin

CDSINUK
CDSINUK  2223 forum posts England
28 Aug 2013 - 9:14 AM

Just my favourite of the cats, beautiful capture Smile

Caziwinkles
28 Aug 2013 - 9:15 AM

Two stunners Colleen. Such a powerful cat! Smile

Carol

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 9:46 AM

Classic pose and caught beautifully in the early morning light, Colleen.

Dave

digital_boi
28 Aug 2013 - 10:04 AM

good pose and eye contact Colleen love it

Graham

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM

Lovely capture Colleen, great patterns in the bgGrin
Diane

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:07 AM

classic shots of this most elegant of the big cats.
Joan.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM

Wildlife photography dosen't get any better Colleen. Two quite superb image, each full of charms and so much appeal.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

pentony
pentony  6 England
28 Aug 2013 - 10:14 AM

Love this image.

Pau

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Aug 2013 - 10:19 AM

Two excellent captures Colleen but V1 is really fascinating!
Effrossini

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:35 AM

A beautiful image with the light raking across the scene - posing so well for you!
KateGrinGrinGrin

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:36 AM

To find studies here Colleen, good details.
Regards Richard

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:39 AM

2 excellent images Colleen, V1 for me, well capturedSmile


Cliff

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:03 AM

Two excellent images, Colleen!
The pose in V1 shows just how alert these animals are.

Richard

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:10 AM

She is certainly full to bursting in V2; bot are wonderful images, all big cats are so beautiful, even when they are hunting. Two great images here Colleen.

Tish

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
28 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM

Two lovely captures good composition and light. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:32 AM

2 great images. Love V1 for the pose & lighting.Grin

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 12:41 PM

I wanted so much to have a cat as a UA and you come out on top..
Great work..
I hope to get some nice images just like you in a months time when I am in Tanzina.

Dave

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 1:32 PM

Well caught in the light here Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 2:24 PM

Two great views, I love that you can capture the cats in the wild!

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

Love these safari pics, thanks for sharing.

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Aug 2013 - 3:12 PM

2 super shots. V1 has fabulous light and a brilliant Cheetah's pose.

Thank you so much for the UA, it is greatly appreciated

Christine

Last Modified By ChristineD at 28 Aug 2013 - 3:13 PM
BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 3:20 PM

Two fine captures again. V1 is my fav but the poses on both are excellentWinkGrin
Ryan

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 3:22 PM

Two super captures, Colleen, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

debu
debu  4 India
28 Aug 2013 - 3:50 PM

Excellent images.
debu

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 4:01 PM

2 wonderfully beautiful images Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 4:41 PM

Two very fine images Colleen, I particularly like the light and composition in v1.

Trev

anglingandyq
28 Aug 2013 - 4:47 PM

V1 is superb , what a capture ColleenSmile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 5:45 PM

Two splendid shots
Ju

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:41 PM

Two beautiful shots Colleen, i was just looking at V1 and thinking how these are built the length of the legs etc, what makes them the fastest animal on the planet. I would love to see them in the wild

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:20 PM

Excellent Images Colleen! In v1 you have caught the light perfectly!! Good work!!

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 - 7:21 PM

Just love V2 Grin

P.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 - 7:31 PM

2 wonderful images Colleen, love V2.
Brian

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:34 PM

Beautiful light and pose Coleen.
Rende

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85874 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:43 PM

She knowsGrin

Adrian

AlexAppleby
28 Aug 2013 - 7:53 PM

Great images - in V1 the eyes just jump out at you!

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:17 PM

Excellent capture.
Ty

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
28 Aug 2013 - 9:24 PM

Very beautiful and interesting "cat " images, Colleen ! I love all kind of cats, and its very pleasant to look at them !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
29 Aug 2013 - 12:54 AM

I love the gleam you have caught in her eye Colleen...a beautiful image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:41 PM

gorgeous shots though v1 is my fave for the light

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:42 PM

Gosh, that was a long scroll down in order to add my tuppence worth: what a wonderful experience just coming across this fine animal on the roadway, and a superb capture of it.
Ronnie.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 10:24 PM

Love the over the shoulder look in v1, what a wonderful wildlife image that one is

MattK
MattK e2 Member 263 forum postsMattK vcard United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 11:01 AM

A beautiful photo. I like the composition and the light (you made good use of the early morning light!).

A fantastic wildlife shot - one you should be proud of!

Barleybank
4 Oct 2013 - 3:51 PM

Love this shot, superb!

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